Optimize Nutritional Care with myResidentCare’s Meal Intake Feature
In the world of long-term care, ensuring residents receive the proper nutrition is paramount. Yet, tracking meal intake can be one of the most challenging tasks for healthcare providers. Without the right tools, maintaining accurate records and identifying dietary issues becomes a complex and time-consuming process. This is where myResidentCare steps in to transform the daily routine of nutritional management.
The Need for a Meal Intake Feature
Nutritional intake directly impacts the health and well-being of long-term care residents. Inadequate monitoring can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, and a host of health complications. That’s why it’s critical for care facilities to have a streamlined and reliable system to track what and how much their residents are eating.
Introducing myResidentCare’s Meal Intake Feature
We’re excited to unveil the new meal intake feature of myResidentCare diet module – a tool designed to simplify the way care providers record and analyze residents’ meal consumption. This feature is intuitive, user-friendly, and specifically tailored to meet the needs of long-term care homes.
Quick Input Page
Our quick input page is a testament to efficiency. With just a few clicks, caregivers can select a date, dining room, and meal type – be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The interface provides radio button options for recording 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100% intake, as well as options for N/A, NPO (nil per os, or nothing by mouth), and REF (refused). After submitting the data, the page refreshes, allowing for continuous input with new filters for different residents. This seamless process ensures that meal tracking is done swiftly, allowing staff to spend more time on direct resident care.
Resident Profile Page
Each resident’s profile page is a hub of dietary information. A line graph elegantly displays the past week’s meal intake for every meal, supplemented by bars representing days marked with N/A, NPO, or REF. By clicking the fa-list icon, caregivers can view all entries for a resident, as well as add or modify them as needed. This level of detail empowers staff to make informed decisions about a resident’s nutritional plan and quickly address any concerns.
Meal Intake Report
Our comprehensive meal intake report is a powerful feature that tracks residents’ meal consumption over time. It identifies individuals who may not meet nutritional requirements – typically set at less than 50% intake for more than two meals a day for three consecutive days. However, this threshold is customizable in the report options, allowing facilities to tailor the tracking to their specific standards and practices.
Benefits of Using the Meal Intake Feature
Implementing the meal intake feature from myResidentCare offers multiple benefits:
- Enhanced Nutritional Tracking: Quickly identify residents who are at nutritional risk.
- Improved Resident Care: Make timely interventions based on accurate intake data.
- Time Efficiency: Reduce the administrative burden on staff, freeing them to focus on care.
- Compliance with Standards: Easily meet the requirements of Alberta Health Services and other regulatory bodies.
The meal intake feature from myResidentCare is more than just a tool; it’s a step towards optimizing the health outcomes of residents in long-term care facilities. By providing a comprehensive, easy-to-use system, we’re helping care providers make informed decisions that enhance the quality of life for their residents.
We invite you to experience the difference this feature can make in your facility. Contact us for a demo or to learn more about how myResidentCare can support your commitment to exceptional resident care.